Espionage

A Worthy Cause?

During the Franco-Prussian War a British wine merchant was imprisoned in Cologne, accused of being a spy. The public clamoured for the government to secure his release, but wartime diplomacy was not so straightforward. 

Ultimate Sacrifice

Ethel Rosenberg is revealed as a loving mother, a committed communist and a talented performer.

Stop Press

It is often claimed that press censorship came to an end in England at the close of the 17th century. But it persisted, thanks to an unsavoury network of government spies.